How Do Mice Get In Walls
Once you are sure your house is free of mice, the next step is to take preventive measures to help ensure mice don’t re-enter your home. Go on the offense, so you don’t have to play defense later. Here are some tips to help keep mice away from your home, as well as other mice.
As mentioned above, mice typically enter your attic through holes or structural openings in the exterior of your home. A preventive measure you can take to bar animals from entering your attic is to find any openings or weak areas and fix them.
While walking the perimeter of your house, inspect the roof and the seams between the roofing and siding/brick for holes. Even small holes can be exploited by persistent mice.
A professional from Identify Pest Control will be able to inspect the parts of your house that you can’t see from the ground.
Rubber and plastic fillers (like caulk) are not effective, as mice can easily chew through them. In the long-term, the best way to exclude mice is to plug cracks and holes with wire mesh or quick-drying cement.
Also, keep flowers, shrubs and hedges trimmed at least 18 inches out from the foundation of your house. This can deter mice from sneaking their way in, and it will help you locate points of entry.
Finally, remove attractions that act like a magnet for mice. Clean up food scraps from outside your home and keep your trash bins firmly closed.
Mice can be cute but not when they trespass into your home.
Contact Identify Pest Control at the first sign of rodents because after all, one call, gets rid of them all!